The indefinite ruler: Tajik President Emomali Rahmon.
Tajikistan, a longstanding human rights violator, has been cracking down harshly on what's left of its political opposition.
Limitations to the flow of money to countries like Eritrea has family members in Australia worried.
With fewer options available to send much-needed money to their family overseas, migrant communities fear severe consequences.
Remittance recipients whose priority is the socioeconomic improvements of their lives were found to be less engaged with democratic processes.
Reuters/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah
Remittances may hinder the development of democracy in sub-Saharan Africa. A lot depends on whether recipients value rights and freedom much more than improving their standard of living.
The old-fashioned way to send money home.
The World Bank recently forecast that remittances to developing countries will total more than US$450 billion this year, a bit bigger than Venezuela’s economy and more than double a decade a go. Given…